Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Top Secret Tamagotchi

by razzle_dazzle - Jam Entry

Near future. You are professor that working on top secret project. You have to grow some weird creatures in capsules for government. After approximately 50 weeks department of science will sum up your progress.
Controls - mouse.
Music by HD408.

How to play. (warning: bad english!)
At the bottom part of the screen there are some functions. You can click on it and than click on capsule with weird creature. Using this function you can unlock numerical representation of the unknown characteristics or in some cases even improve creature (or kill).
FUNCTIONS:
Test strength -> unhide strength parameter of chosen creature.
Test agility ->unhide agility parameter
IQ Test -> unhide intellect parameter
Electroshock, vacuum, temperature, radiation -> unhide or/and improve resistances.
Stimulators gives +5 to characteristic.
Anabiosis freezes creature's parameters.

Don't forget to open 'missions' menu! It is very important if you want beat the game with good ending.
Every creature consists of 3 parts. Every part has its own shape. Rectangle-like shape - +2 STR & +1 AGI.
Triangle-like - +2 AGI +1 for INT or STR (depending on the direction of vertice).
Rhombus-like shape gives +1 STR, AGI and INT.
Abstract-like - random bonus from 0 to 2.
Every turn adds this bonuses to creature's characteristics.
Every part of creature has its own color. Every color except white is bonus for resistance.
Blue color - electroshock resistance;
red - temperature resistance;
yellow - vacuum resistance;
green - radiation resistance.
You can improve resistance if your creature has white, 'free' parts and color parts. White part can change its own color only if this color already exist on other parts of creature.
For more information click on the "HELP" button in the game.
Have fun!

Инструкция на русском:
В нижней части экрана есть функции, которые можно применять к существам для того, чтобы их улучшать (стимуляторы, тесты на сопротивляемость при условиях, указанных ниже), узнавать характеристики (тесты на силу, интеллект; для узнавания сопротивляемости используются электрошок, радиация и т.п.), а также вводить в анабиоз, когда с существом нельзя взаимодействовать, но при этом оно точно не умрёт после более чем 10 недель существования.
Тело состоит из 3 частей, каждая из которых даёт бонусы к опр. параметрам. Прямоугольники тяготеют к силе и ловкости, треугольники — к ловкости и чуточку к интеллекту, если повернуты вверх, если вниз — к ловкости и силе, кружочки — к интеллекту и ловкости немного, ромбы ко всему понемногу, а непонятная бесформенная ерунда каждый ход даёт рандомный бонус от 0 до 2 (2 — макс бонус на часть тела). Сопротивляемость у существ врождённая — каждому цвету соответствует определённая сопротивляемость. Вакуум — желтый, температура — красный, электричество — синий, радиация — зеленый. Если у существа есть врожденная сопротивляемость и белые, «пустые», части тела, то он может улучшать сопротивляемость. Но у полностью «белого» персонажа без врожденных сопротивляемостей ни одна из них не может вкачиваться.
Также не стоит забывать о меню миссий, без него вряд ли получится пройти игру с хорошей концовкой. Концовок в игре, кстати, 3.
Приятной игры.

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Ratings

#175Innovation(Jam)3.63
#476Mood(Jam)3.26
#635Fun(Jam)3.00
#716Overall(Jam)3.11
#731Theme(Jam)3.42
#1857Coolness36%

Comments

NoWandStudios says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:43pm

It's a interesting concept. Maybe the HUD is overloaded

anv says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:17pm

Really addictive resource management sim with cool theme. Very well thought through design, lot of content and features. Awesome!

StitchesMagoo says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:22pm

Really cool idea and totally innovative mechanic that is only slightly held back by the cluttered user interface and washed out tonal ranges. Very well done.

Shovix says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:36pm

neat.

Masuno says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:55pm

It's kinda confusing, but still pretty fun at the same time. It confused me why some creatures with yellow bodies had no electro resistance, why the resistance boosters never seemed to actually boost resistances, and stuff like that, but I'm sure that if I managed to figure it out, it'd be a lot more fun.

razzle_dazzle says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:05am

hint: you can kill your creature to find one with electro resistance

KanedaXIII says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 2:50pm

Interesting resource management game! But I find the UI hard to the eyes, and poor cared.

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